SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Do medical schools actually take into account which school you attend? I am graduating with a BS from a top 100 US private college, and I personally feel that my GPA would be a lot higher if I had gone to a public/state school (not a community college) where the curriculum is supposedly not as rigorous in terms of the amount and depth of material taught in biology courses (just what I have heard from friends). I mean if someone from an easy state school graduates with a 3.8, and the next guy attending a more difficult school has a 3.6, which do you think they would prefer? I guess it just comes down to how well you perform on your MCAT, which would reflect how much you've actually learned.